Capturing The First Year

capturing the first year {ten months}

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My present situation as I put together this blog post; to my left is a (rather large) slice of freshly-baked-and-still-warm pumpkin bread and to my right is a steeping cup of Harvest Apple Spice tea and I have the windows wide open letting in the crisp air. Autumn in Memphis, you have taken too long to get here!

There is something about Autumn that wells up childhood magic, joy and anticipation and I can quite literally smell the change in the air. I wish I could make my excitement accessible to download but something tells me that you feel the same way :-)

Capturing the first year has been about learning to appreciate the small things; what I see everyday as my baby grows, the seemingly monotonous moments. But, with such a love for all things Autumn, how could I not include this seasonal change in this year long project? My intention is NOT to produce a holiday card, however the goal is to bring a little seasonal twist in a mini series of shots in keeping with the tone of Capturing The First Year. Continue reading “capturing the first year {ten months}”

Capturing The First Year

Capturing The First Year {One Month}

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Preparation

As I prepared for our third child’s arrival, I never questioned if I’d love him as much as my other two. But, I did wonder with him being the third, if I’d ever have those overwhelmingly beautiful moments that I experienced with my first. Especially seeing as the novelty of pregnancy was long gone! (Been there, done that, got the t-shirt!) Continue reading “Capturing The First Year {One Month}”

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The Heart of the Picture; Photographing Children With Special Needs

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Meet Asher, my gorgeous little nephew! Asher has had a very different first couple of years of life than most two years olds. I’d like to share these excerpts written by his mama. Continue reading “The Heart of the Picture; Photographing Children With Special Needs”

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Plan a Successful Mini Session With Your Child

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As a parent, taking one off candid pictures of your children and their milestones is something you definitely don’t want to lose, but learning how to take a series of pictures that flow well together can be even more rewarding and if you’re wanting to go into the portrait business, I believe can help to set you apart as an even greater portrait photographer.

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How to get sharper eyes in your portraits

portraits-how-to-get-sharp-eyes-2Ah, the eyes!  From day one as a mother, I would gaze into my children’s eyes. It became a point of connection. Hard to quite put into words how much you fall in love with the way they light up when they smile, tear up when they’re in pain or trying so hard to be brave, the far away glances as they are deep in thought and of course those long long lashes! (We won’t focus on those angry scowls accompanied with the pursed, pouty lips for this post!) In portrait photography, it is the eyes that draw you in. They can tell a captivating and emotive story.

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